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The Slippery Slope

Penney Lewis

in Assisted Dying and Legal Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212873
eISBN:
9780191707063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212873.003.7
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Medical Law

In the assisted dying context, the legal significance of the dispute over the slippery slope argument is enormous. The force of logical slippery slope arguments depends on the mechanism of legal ... More


The limits of autonomy: an exploration of the role of autonomy in the debate about assisted suicide

Louise Campbell

in Ethical and Legal Debates In Irish Healthcare: Confronting complexities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099465
eISBN:
9781526104410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099465.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter provides an analysis of the main ethical issues which arise in the debate about assisted suicide, with particular attention to the role played by the concept of autonomy in the ... More


End of life Care: Ethical Issues

Leo Mccluskey and Lauren Elman

in Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From diagnosis to bereavement, 2nd Edn

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199212934
eISBN:
9780191730368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212934.003.0018
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses the many ethical issues surrounding caring for patients with ALS and their families. These ethical issues include making decisions, especially regarding nutrition and ... More


The Patient's Wish to Die: Research, Ethics, and Palliative Care

Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, Heike Gudat, and Kathrin Ohnsorge (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198713982
eISBN:
9780191782268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713982.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Despite having the best palliative care, some patients develop a wish to die. The wish to die under these circumstances need not be symptomatic of suboptimal care. However, for those involved in ... More


Death

Jonathan Herring

in Law Through the Life Course

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529204667
eISBN:
9781529204711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204667.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter consider the debates around the definition of death. It argues that these reveal much about what is thought to be important in life. It also shows tensions about who has the authority to ... More


Medical Treatment at the End of Life—A British Doctor's Perspective

Michael Wilks

in The Criminal Justice System and Health Care

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199228294
eISBN:
9780191711343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228294.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

The rising number of prosecutions for medical manslaughter understandably is a matter of concern within the medical profession, and the complex ethical issues with which a medical professional must ... More


In Whose Interests?: The Prohibition of Assisted Suicide in the United Kingdom

Emily Jackson

in On Crime, Society, and Responsibility in the work of Nicola Lacey

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198852681
eISBN:
9780191887048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852681.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter will argue that the core justification for the United Kingdom’s ‘blanket ban’ on assisted suicide—namely that it is necessary in order to protect ‘the vulnerable’—has tended to obscure ... More


What’s Wrong with (Some) Judges? Carter and the Invention of a Right to ‘Physician-Assisted Dying’

Nigel Biggar

in What's Wrong with Rights?

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198861973
eISBN:
9780191894770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861973.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that, in addition to rights-fundamentalism, another problem lies in the ‘progressive’ zeal, which moves some judges to exploit the room for creativity granted by abstract ... More


Caring and killing in the clinic: the argument of self-determination

Lars Johan Materstvedt

in The Patient's Wish to Die: Research, Ethics, and Palliative Care

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198713982
eISBN:
9780191782268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713982.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter considers assisted dying—euthanasia, physician-assisted suicide, assisted suicide—through the lens of the right to autonomy or self-determination. A key thinker in this connection is ... More


Assisted dying: moral panic or moral issue?

Malcolm Payne

in Revisiting Moral Panics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447321859
eISBN:
9781447321880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447321859.003.0020
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Assisted dying has become a controversial public issue, with high profile debate engaging health and social care experts, pressure groups and public commentary. For many people it is also a ... More


Depression and Assisted Dying: Putting the Black Dog to Sleep?

Richard Huxtable

in Depression: Law and Ethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198801900
eISBN:
9780191840456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801900.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the relationship between depression and assisted dying, or euthanasia, by drawing on the metaphor of a ‘black dog’ being ‘put to sleep’. Focusing on English law, it argues that ... More


Dignity and Assisted Dying: What Kant Got Right (and Wrong)

Michael Cholbi

in Human Dignity and Assisted Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190675967
eISBN:
9780190675998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675967.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Although Kant was generally opposed to suicide, many contemporary ethicists invoke recognizably Kantian notions, including dignity and autonomy, in their defense of assisted dying or “death with ... More


Wayfaring Mortality, Fear, and the Good Death

Douglas J. Davies

in Mors Britannica: Life Style & Death Style in Britain Today

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199644971
eISBN:
9780191815737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644971.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The wayfarer traversing life and death is introduced here through the tenor and intellectual Ian Bostridge’s magisterial account of Schubert’s Winterreise. Given that mortality is the unbidden ... More


Legal Problems at the Start and End of Life: The Role of Judges and Parliament

Mary Arden

in Common Law and Modern Society: Keeping Pace with Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198755845
eISBN:
9780191816970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198755845.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter looks at how the law responds to social change, taking the example of the legal problems surrounding the start of life and end of life, especially the recent issues of assisted ... More


physician assisted suicide: death on request

james w. green

in The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199735365
eISBN:
9780190267520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199735365.003.0068
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the issue of physician-assisted suicide raised by the documentary Death On Request (1994). The film, set in Amsterdam, focuses on Dr. Wilfred Sidney van Oijen and one of his ... More


What's Wrong with Rights?

Nigel Biggar

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198861973
eISBN:
9780191894770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861973.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Are natural rights ‘nonsense on stilts’, as Jeremy Bentham memorably put it? Must the very notion of a right be individualistic, subverting the common good? Should the right against torture be ... More


Introduction: why we need a better connection between morality and public policy

Clem Henricson

in Morality and public policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447323815
eISBN:
9781447323839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323815.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The opening chapter establishes the imperative of rectifying a faulty relationship between morality and public policy. It examines how the tensions and diversity in moral theory and practice have ... More


Mors Britannica: Life Style & Death Style in Britain Today

Douglas J. Davies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199644971
eISBN:
9780191815737
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644971.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This anthropology–sociology of British religion aligns lifestyle and what it calls death-style; traditional and innovative forms of funeral and memorial serve as windows upon British life. ... More


A Lack of Respect in Bioethics

Samuel J. Kerstein

in Respect: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198824930
eISBN:
9780191863554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824930.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Samuel Kerstein points out that although respect is a commonly deployed concept in bioethics, requirements of respect usually amount to respect for autonomy, or for giving proper weight to the ... More


Autonomy and the Value of Life as Elements of Human Dignity

Sebastian Muders

in Human Dignity and Assisted Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190675967
eISBN:
9780190675998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190675967.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Within the debate on assisted suicide and euthanasia, the arguments from autonomy and from the special value of life are often linked to human dignity in order to make the normative principles they ... More


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